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Jun 16, 2020
Lilyvale shows promise as vanadium plans advance

Lilyvale shows promise as vanadium plans advance

A ‘highly successful’ infill drilling program has lifted the mineral resource estimate for the Richmond – Julia Creek vanadium project. A pre-feasibility study centred on commercial evaluation and ore reserve generation from the updated mineral resource is expected to be released in the September quarter. The project is a joint venture between Horizon Minerals and… ...

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Jun 16, 2020
Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Callide land earmarked for hydrogen project

Renewable energy company Austrom Hydrogen says it has secured land in the Callide region suitable for a 3600MW solar-powered hydrogen facility. The company is exploring partner opportunities domestically and internationally to advance the Pacific Solar Hydrogen project. “We are very excited to be progressing our project at this time and in this industry, which has gained momentum… ...

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Jun 04, 2020
MOU sets up critical minerals opportunities

MOU sets up critical minerals opportunities

A new agreement paves the way towards Australia becoming a major source of minerals to feed India’s manufacturing sector and its defence and space capabilities. Australia and India today announced a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on critical minerals. The announcement was a key outcome of the virtual meeting between Prime Minister Scott Morrison and… ...

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Jun 02, 2020
Battery plant proponent in $1.5m capital raising

Battery plant proponent in $1.5m capital raising

Townsville battery plant proponent Magnis Energy Technologies is tapping investors to raise $1.5 million through a share placement. The ASX-listed company said it had received firm commitments from professional, sophisticated and institutional investors to raise the amount. “We are encouraged by the strong interest shown in our capital raising which was done at a small… ...

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May 26, 2020
New Century eyes Goro nickel-cobalt opportunity

New Century eyes Goro nickel-cobalt opportunity

Century mine operator New Century Resources has revealed a new game plan centred on the purchase of the world-class Goro nickel and cobalt mine. The company today announced that it had entered a 60-day exclusivity period with Vale to carry out due diligence on Goro and negotiate acquisition of 95 per cent of the shares… ...

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May 25, 2020
Call for faster approvals to support economic recovery

Call for faster approvals to support economic recovery

Faster project approvals and lower taxes are among the reform priorities the mining industry is pushing to help underpin Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The Minerals Council of Australia has put forward a range of policy and regulatory options to the Federal Government which it says would help the sector maximise its contribution to Australia’s… ...

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May 19, 2020
CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

CopperString spark-up in State’s COVID-19 strategy

A $14.8 million injection to nudge the CopperString 2.0 power project towards lift-off is among a package of COVID-19 fightback measures the State Government announced today. The $1.5 billion scheme will connect the North West Minerals Province with the national electricity grid with the construction of more than 1000km of transmission infrastructure between Woodstock and… ...

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May 18, 2020
Report sets scene to power up Australian battery role

Report sets scene to power up Australian battery role

A ‘scene-setting’ research project designed to investigate the existing battery industry value chain and identify economic opportunities for Australia has released its findings. The Future Battery Industries CRC and Perth USAsia Centre carried out the work, with support from the University of WA and the Minerals Research Institute of WA. It focused on how Australia… ...

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May 15, 2020
Sconi study delivers new nickel and cobalt targets

Sconi study delivers new nickel and cobalt targets

Australian Mines has identified 14 new nickel and cobalt exploration target areas within and adjacent to its Sconi project, near Greenvale in North Queensland. Managing director Benjamin Bell said the company’s primary focus remained on securing binding offtake and financing agreements for Sconi. However the new targets showed there was still a lot that it… ...

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